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Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body

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Past event - 2024
15 May From 6.30 p.m.
free entry (subject to availability)
Klara, Clarastrasse 13
4058, Basel
Our brain and mind are tightly connected with our body. Blood brings nutrients to the brain and hormones to every organ. How do blood, brain, and mind affect each other in health and disease? And what can science, medicine and technology do about it?

The fascinating dance of blood vessel formation

Maria Kotini (Postdoctoral researcher at Biozentrum, University of Basel)
Blood vessels serve as the intricate routes of our circulatory system, crucial for delivering oxygen and nutrients to all tissues and organs. Yet the formation of blood vessels remains a captivating mystery. In this presentation, we delve into the cutting-edge realm of real-time live imaging and we will explore the tools which allow us to catch a glimpse into the fascinating world of embryonic development. Through the lens of advanced microscopy and visualisation techniques, we trace the precisely choreographed cell movements that are essential to form these vital conduits, illuminating the extraordinary process that underpins our circulatory system's development.

Nutritional Psychiatry: How the Food Affects Our Mental Health

Ilya Smolensky (Postdoctoral researcher at Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)
Why can unhealthy food exacerbate anxiety and impair cognitive functions? How does the Mediterranean diet alleviate symptoms of depression and schizophrenia when medications are ineffective? What conditions besides epilepsy might be treated with the ketogenic diet? Answers to these questions are sought by nutritional psychiatry, a young interdisciplinary science studying the relationship between diet and mental health. This research involves biochemical experiments, animal models of mental disorders, observational studies of people with different dietary habits, and randomized clinical trials. I will overview what is currently known in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Neuroprotection and Regeneration After Stroke

Raphael Guzman (Chief of Neurosugery at University Hospital Basel and Professor at Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)
The brain is your most valuable Organ, of course the heart too. Taking great care of it like using it intellectually and socially, eating well, sleeping well and exercising will help you keeping it working well. But when injury occurs in children or adults, like traumatic brain injury, stroke or degenerative disorders that fragile balance gets thrown off. So how can the brain be protected if an injury like a stroke occurs? What are the current scientific avenues being pursued to protect the brain and if injury happened how can it be regenerated? We’ll be discussing exciting new science of the brain.
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